Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
that were much stronger than expected. so big losses from hurricane sandy, but they were able to raise their pricing, partially as a result of that, so that stock came in with much better earnings than expected. johnson & johnson and verizon are a little bit weaker, but five-year highs. we'll see if the market can hold on to this. chris, back to you. >> thank you, becky. >>> next, a small state's big push for gun reform. delaware attorney general beau biden will be here next to talk about the lessons that his state is learning from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >>> plus, biding his time? new signs the vice president is making plans to be back on inaugural podium in four years, this time in a little bit different role. could the third time be the charm for joe biden? >>> but first, a look ahead at the president's schedule. as peter mentioned, he will be attending the national prayer service this morning and then the staff ball later this evening. you're watching "the daily rundown." it is only on msnbc. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't l
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
to put it into the senate version of the sandy supplemental. it did not get into the house side. we're still looking for the house to act. with respect to mali, there was a country that had been making progress on its democracy and unfortunately it suffered a military coup by low ranking military officers, which threw it into a state of instability. with the tore regs, some groups as well as other groups had been in the employ of gadhafi for year and used them as mercenaries with his fall they came out of libya bringing huge amounts of weapons from the enormous stores of weapons that gadhafi had that insurgents liberated as well as others. and they came into northern mali at the same time there was a move by al qaeda to establish a base in northern mali. we have been working to try to upgrade security around northern mali among a number of the countries, algeria is the only one with any real ability to do that. most of these countries do have the capacity to do that. we are now trying to help put together an african force so that african soldiers will be in the front of this fight.